Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Meclizine Tablet while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Meclizine Tablet.
What is Meclizine Tablet used for?
Is Meclizine Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Meclizine hydrochloride is the one and only active ingredient present in Meclizine Tablet. Meclizine hydrochloride in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Meclizine Tablet also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Meclizine hydrochloride in breastfeeding.
Meclizine Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
CAS Number: 569-65-3
Anti-histaminic drug with sedative and anti-emetic effects. No problems when sporadically used to avoid motion sickness during a travel. Check-up for sedation.
Meclizine Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
CAS Number: 569-65-3
Occasional doses of meclizine are probably acceptable during breastfeeding. Large doses or more prolonged use may cause effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply, particularly in combination with a sympathomimetic such as pseudoephedrine or before lactation is well established.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Meclizine Tablet?
Meclizine Tablet is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Meclizine Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Meclizine Tablet, is it safe?
Meclizine Tablet comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.
If I am using Meclizine Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not much monitoring required while using Meclizine Tablet
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Meclizine Tablet in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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